NBC Universal Television Studio has inked Richard Shepard, helmer of "The Matador" and ABC's upcoming "Betty the Ugly," to a mid-six-figure exclusive holding deal under which he'll direct a comedy or…
"Invasion" star William Fichtner will join the cast of Fox's hit drama "Prison Break" next season. Fichtner joins the series as it refocuses from the actual break to its lead characters' experiences…
The Federal Communications Commission won't consider so-called multicast must-carry rules this week because chairman Kevin Martin couldn't garner a majority in support.
The long-mooted sale of Euro TV giant Endemol by Spanish owner Telefonica finally appears to be gaining some traction. Its outcome is less clear.
Japan Entertainment Network, a joint venture of Turner Entertainment Network Japan and the Itochu trading house that broadcasts Cartoon Network in Japan, is to develop toons in Japan for the U.S…
With sweltering weather and soccer World Cup fever keeping auds away from the theaters, U.K. cinema operators are taking the line: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."
China, South Korea, India and Australia will all get local episodes of new reality show "MTV Meet or Delete," in which college students size each other up based on the contents of their PC hard…
With Gallic workers' aversion to authority and readiness to strike, French labor relations seem rich with comic possibilities. But Gallic paybox Canal Plus is taking its cue from the BBC for its…
This is a summer of strange celebrity juxtapositions. Now this: Ann Coulter, the ice princess of arch-conservatism, sharing a couch with George Carlin, a crown prince of '60s iconoclasm.
Televisa's said goodbye to its longest running teen telenovela "Rebelde" June 2 after three seasons. It had pretty much done its work. Spinoff music group RBD is on track to become bigger than…